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School Finance and Office Manager - Term Time

Chartham Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2259-219S
  • Posted:28/09/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 8
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:01/11/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:5 November 2021


We are looking to appoint a dynamic, experienced and committed individual to the role of School Finance and Office Manager. The post will be 35 hours a week, term time only plus two additional weeks at Kent Range 8, £26,205-£29,885 pro-rata.

The core purpose of the role will be to:

  • Lead and manage the school finances, including day-to-day financial tasks, purchasing, budget setting and budget monitoring
  • Oversee maintenance and improvement programmes working with the Chief Financial Officer
  • Maintain accurate financial records
  • Complete and submit statutory financial returns
  • Advise the Senior Leadership Team and Governors on all financial and premises matters
  • Line manage staff, including appraisals.

The successful candidate will need to have:

  • Considerable experience of managing school finances
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to be strategic and creative
  • Excellent financial management and ICT skills
  • The ability to play a senior role within the organisation of the school.

The successful post holder will be working closely with the Chief Financial Officer and HR Officer, who work across both Chartham Primary School and St Stephen's Infant School.

Please contact Megan Roberts, HR Officer if you would like to arrange a visit to Chartham Primary School: mroberts@inspiraacademy.co.uk

Our schools and all their personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children.  This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Information about the school

Chartham Primary is situated in a rural setting in the large village of Chartham. The school moved to two-form entry permanently in September 2020 and has a roll of approximately 375.

We have extensive playing fields, plenty of space for outdoor learning and multiple Forest School areas. We also have a school radio station.

We pride ourselves in providing an enriched curriculum for our pupils in a fully inclusive environment. Our staff team are committed to providing the best possible education for each child and working in partnership with parents. We are proud to hold the IQM award for Inclusion and had a very successful Ofsted inspection in October 2019.

Chartham Primary School and St Stephen's Infant School have shared Executive Leadership arrangements with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer and HR Officer working across the two schools. Building on this relationship, we converted to a Multi-Academy Trust, Inspira, on the 1st April 2021. The successful candidate will be employed by Inspira Academy Trust on the terms and conditions set out here. Inspira Academy Trust is committed to paying all its staff on national and local terms and conditions of service.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Ribbans, Headteacher
  • Address:Shalmsford Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7QN
  • Telephone: (01227) 738225
  • Email: admin@inspiraacademy.co.uk

Fax: (01227) 732175


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).